Kamburu and Gitaru Tailrace Refurbishment
Kamburu and Gitaru Tailrace Refurbishment

Client : KenGen Ltd (as a subcontractor to Mowlem International)
Project Date : 1999-2000
Location : Embu County, Kenya
Installed Capacity : 90MW & 225MW

 

Kamburu and Gitaru are government-owned hydro schemes in Kenya with 90MW and 225MW installed capacity respectively. Hydroplan was employed by the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen Ltd) as a subcontractor to Mowlem International during the repair and refurbishment of the tailraces in 1999-2000.

Hydroplan’s role was to carry out the design and on-site supervision of the water pumping system and stop logs for tunnel de-watering during a critical outage.